What’s the best program for teaching my small children Latin American Spanish?

I bought the Muzzy Spanish learning set and was VERY dissapointed. My kids liked watching it, but I didn’t like the story line at all!! Has anyone else watched it and thought the same thing? I don’t want my 3 and 4 yo to learn how to say "I hate him!" or "I hate work!" in Spanish. I don’t even want them to learn to say that in English! And what’s with the whole thing with Corvax kidnaping Silvia"s baby to raise her up to mary him? Anyone else find that disturbing? The only part I did like was the vocabulary builder. That was pretty cool!

My kids didn’t like the games on the cd-rom at all, and they usually love playing computer games.

Is there anyone out there who has used something they loved and would pass it on? I would like it to be Latin American if possible. Thanks so much!!!!

3 Comments

  1. Hi I have a 2yr old that I’m currently teaching Spanish. The only thing that I have tried that has worked for me is a Spanish CD (any CD about How to Teach your Baby Spanish, I found many online) with vocabulary on body parts, colors, numbers, animals. etc. It also teaches short phrases like "are you hungry" or "do you want some milk or juice" I am by no means a Spanish speaker so I have to kind of learn it first in order for me to repeat and pronounce the words correctly. I try to set aside the same time everyday where we learn, treating it like a real school setting. The CD goes slow and it has pauses where she and I repeat together the word/phrase. Before I knew it in a weeks time she picked up on most of it. Pretty soon I was able to just play the CD in her room (I put it on repeat) while she played or whatever, so she could practice. Currently she is coming along very well and I too have learned alot.

    AAP0305
  2. let them watch Dora The Explorer!! Ive met alot of little black and white kids who know spanish cause of that show!! or just wait till they hit highschool so that they can take spanish!

    Chikana24/7
  3. The best thing to have your children learn spanish is to Speak it yourself. They learn best from YOU. I think that simple things such as watching the TV shows "Dora the Explorer" and "Maya and Miguel" would help, and you can borrow books from the library or buy books to read to them. If you are speaking it, then they will.

    cyreks

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